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Issue #679 October 2012

Feature Articles

Three select articles will be offered in their entirety each month, available to all visitors.

A Fish-Friendly Aquatic Plant Layout
Author: Takashi Amano
PURS T 1012 Adding Color to the Freshwater Aquarium: Seeing Red
Author: Philip Purser
THUR T 1012 Ammonia: The Silent Killer
Author: Kevin Thurston
HELL T 1012 Building and Enjoying a Fishroom, Part 2: Setup and Maintenance
Author: Mike Hellweg
TAYL T 1012 In at the Deep End! The Story of How I Built My Own Public Aquarium in the Philippines
Author: Dylan Taylor
ROBI T 1012 The Axolotl: A Unique Option for the Aquarium (Full Article)
The axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is one of ...
Author: Brian Robinson
LUND T 1012 The Blue Panchax: An Uncommon Aquarium Fish
Author: Ronny Lundkvist
DENA T 1012 The Naso Tang (Full Article)
The naso, or lipstick, tang (Naso lituratus) ...
Author: Mark Denaro
HORO T 1012 Wyland, Combining Art and Conservation (Full Article)
As aquarium hobbyists, we know that beauty is ...
Author: Shari Horowitz


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CICH T 1012 A Little Cichlid Taxonomy Is Good for You
Author: Eric Hanneman
AJ T 1012 Ask Jack
Author: Jack Wattley
TSM T 1012 Five Favorite Invertebrates for Most Any Marine Aquarium
Author: James Fatherree
PT T 1012 Growing Emersed Aquatic Plants, Part 1: Setting Up
Author: Amanda Wenger
IR T 1012 Import Report
Author: Mike Tuccinardi
LWL T 1012 The Shortfin Molly (Poecilia mexicana)
Author: Charles Clapsaddle

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The red rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus) is just one of several striking examples of vibrant crimson fish that can work well in a community setting. Fish with such brilliant color are often attractive to new hobbyists, but sometimes choosing a fish on color alone-without researching its temperament and requirements beforehand-can prove disastrous. Expert aquarist Phil Purser's new article series addresses fish that are colorful and do well in the typical community tank, kicking off the series this month with a look at some hardy and easy-to-keep red-colored red (p. 72). photograph by Hristo Hristov

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Species Profiles

FOM T 0112 Black molly
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Tip of the Month:

That while most fish are either freshwater or marine, with a small number of species regularly inhabiting brackish estuarine habitats, a few fishes are at home in water of any salinity, including hypersaline - saltier than seawater! Some of these species, like the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas, are not potential aquarium specimens, but the group includes the popular sailfin molly Poecilla spp. and the much underappreciated native American sheepshead minnow Cyprinodon variegatus. These can be kept under fresh, brackish, or marine conditions.

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